Saturday, February 27, 2010

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Near the Cross, A devotion by Joni Eareckson Tada

" When Jesus had again crossed over by boat to the other side of the lake , a large crowd gathered around him" "Mark 5 :21

Jesus never enjoyed much elbow room during his public ministry. There was always a multitude , pushing and shoving to get close . When he taught in the temple, there was hardly space to breathe. When he taught in a home ,people stood wall-to-wall,spilling put the front yard and hanging from the roof. And when He tried to escape the crowd in a boat, He dropped anchor on the other side only to find another horde awaiting him. No room for Jesus--His life even began that way at the crowded inn.
There was one place, however , where where Jesus had more than enough room, almost too much space.It was a place where nobody was shoving to get close, no one wanted a ring side seat. There was plenty of room near the Cross.
Sadly , it's true today. Many Christians are satisfied to remain at a safe distance from the Cross.
Yet if we are to see real and lasting change in our lives, if we are to reckon ourselves dead to sin, it requires keeping near the Cross.


Here is Mercy Me singing Undone , (one of my favorite songs)which further testifies of the necessity of keeping near the Cross.




Blessings,
Myrna

18 comments:

  1. Hi Myrna, Thanks for sharing Joni's devotion, and the Mercy Me song is perfect! As I listen to it, I picture myself running to the cross, leaping and dancing with joy; praising Him.
    Alleluia. I'm undone. You're undone. We are all undone.

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  2. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing! Blessings!

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing this devotion and song! I have read Joni's writings all my life.
    I really like this song, too.

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  4. Amen! We need to be near the cross. Blessings ~

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  5. What beautiful sentiments!

    Have a great Sunday, Myrna!

    XOXO LOLA:)

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  6. thank you for sharing this....Sarah

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  7. Oh yes...we need to keep near the cross. Love the devotional. Thanks for sharing.

    Blerssings,
    Joan

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  8. Love in the morning to you Myrna...we have a winner for The Enchanted Playhouse! Yipeee!

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  9. I never thought of that. Also in the garden the others fell asleep instead of prayed, and he was alone in his prayers.

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  10. Thank you for sharing Joni's words here. God bless...

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  11. Near the cross; that's where I want to be! Joni is such a wonderful inspiration to us all. Thank you for sharing.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  12. Thank you for sharing this devotional with us. And the video is beautiful.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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  13. Good devotional and music. Thank you.

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  14. This is so true. I love this song it's beautiful.
    God Bless,
    Ginger

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  15. Blessings Myrna...Ya' gotta just love that Joni and Mercy Me (that's a new song for me)! What a perfect combination...makes me want to run to His cross or just twirl & dance before Him, thanking Him for taking away my sins, breaking the chains and making me free. Hallelujah! Such inspiration in the message of the song & the Cross! Thanks for sharing these both...very timely. EnJOY a wonderful week!

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  16. Great post, and I love Mercy Me's music.

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